Useful Links

The Charity Commission

www.charity-commission.gov.uk

This will give you lots of information on registering as a charity and whether you need to or not. It has information about trustee responsibilities and £ thresholds for submitting updates, accounts and audits.

The Sustainable Funding Project

www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/advice-support/funding-finance

This long running project has lots of really good and constantly undated information about sustainable funding. They provide a wealth of free advice and information on:

• The different streams of funding and income

• Financial management

• Planning

• Support for infrastructure

• Tools and resources

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations

www.ncvo-vol.org.uk

This national organisation ‘gives voice and support to civil society’. Their Advice and Support Section is full of relevant and useful items for voluntary groups.

Voluntary Action Leicestershire

www.valonline.org.uk

This organisation is the place to go for information to support your group and also where to seek volunteers to work in your group. Voluntary Action Leicestershire arranges training in Leicestershire on many different topics which may be useful to your group. The lastest training brochure is on the Voluntary Action Leicestershire website given above.

The Big Lottery

www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

This is the website of one of the largest funder of the voluntary sector with funds from the national lottery scheme. On the funding page you can search for Big Lottery Funds in your area of work in your location.

The Big Lottery

www.biglearningzone.org.uk

The Big Lottery are a major funder of many small and medium sized voluntary organsiations and charities and it is what is known as an outcomes funder. It is driven by the difference it’s funding makes for individuals and communities.

To help groups understand this approach, which is essential to get to grips with before starting a Big Lottery grant application, this website has lots of useful information for you.

The Institute of Fundraising

www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/home

The Directory of Social Change

www.dsc.org.uk

National organisation giving news, support, voice and campaigns for the voluntary sector along with training.

Community Accounting Plus

www.caplus.org.uk

We are here to help other voluntary and community organisations manage themselves well.

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